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This Course of Lectures will be given for the benefit of FRANCIS 
February 4, 1 0, 17 and 24, at 8 o'clock. Course Tickets, $1.00. 
Single Admission, 35 cents. Tickets on sale at Wilson's Drug Store, 
Baldwin's Clothing Store, and by comrades of the Post. 


Managers of Amusement Halls, Lyceums, Enter- 
tainment Courses and Societies, desiring to make 
engagements for one lecture or the course, will please 


American Illustrated Lectures, 




Ije J|mepicaij |llu5tnated ffeciupes. 


I HE desire to see other countries and scenes than those immediately 
^J surrounding them, by those who have not enjoyed the privileges of 
travel, the delight, also, of those who have visited the places and 
scenes depicted, in again beholding them reproduced without the discom- 
forts and fatigue of travelling, has created a demand for illustrated lectures. 
Hitherto every country of Europe, India and the Orient have been thus 
illustrated and described, but our own country, the most wonderful of all 
in natural scenery, resources and development, has received but little 
attention. To supply this lack is the design of the projectors of the 
American Illustrated Lectures. 

Believing that America surpasses the world in scenes that interest 
the curious tourist, the scientist, the artist, and the poet, that there is 
much in her history of absorbing interest to Americans, they have spared 
neither pains nor expense in illustrating these subjects in a manner equal 
to their merits, and superior to anything that has hitherto been attempted. 

These are not mere exhibitions of views ; the lectures have been 
prepared with scrupulous care. Statement of historical and statistical 
facts may be relied upon as truthful, and conclusions upon scientific 
points are in consonance with the advanced thought and researches of 
the day. 

The lecturer, by perfect familiarity with his subjects, through A^ears 
of extensive travel, is enabled, in all particulars, to render the lectures 
instructive, comprehensive, and correct in detail of statement, as well 
as illustration. 

In accordance with the usual custom, a few expressions of press and 
people are appended to this programme. 


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z"*^ MERICA, with all its wealth and variety of natural scenery, 
(OvT contains nothing more grand, unique and beautiful than the 
^^^ ^^^ Yellowstone National Park. Here, within a jDublic domain 
half the size of Massachusetts, forever set apart as a reservation for the 
people, are scores upon scores of natural wonders paralleled nowhere 
else in the world. '' It is a region of wonder, terror and delight, where 
nature puts forth all her powers, and her moods are ever changing 
from grave to gay, from lively to severe." To stand amid the springs 
and colossal fountains of the geyser basins, with these tremendous 
forces of nature in full action, or upon the brink of the great pictured rift 
down which the floods of the Yellowstone find their way through these 
strange scenes of wildness and fantastic beauty, are experiences never 
to be effaced from the memory. 

The views illustrating this lecture were taken by one of the most 
experienced and skilful photographic artists in America, Mr. J. W. 
Black of Boston, and many of them have been artistically colored. 
Critics and art connoisseurs concede them to be superior to any ever 
before shown the public, indeed, they are so perfect and realistic that 
those who see them will obtain a very correct idea of this Wonderland 
of the World. 

Synopsis of Lecture and List of Views. 

Our Guide. Little Jake, the pet of the pack. Gardiner 
River Valley, Bunsen's Peak. Liberty Cap, a relic of the past. 


Mammoth Hot Springs. The White Mountain. The beautiful terraced 
formation. Pulpit Rock. Boiling Springs. The Acqueduct. Falls of 
Gardiner River. The Silver Stream. A Romantic Ride. Norris 
Geyser Basin. Steamboat Vent. Constant Geyser. Devil's Paint- 
Pots. Boiling Mud Springs and Crystal Pools. Monument Park. 
Lot's Wife, Nature's reminder of a Biblical incident. The Smoke-Stack. 
Gibbon Canon. Falls of Gibbon River. Lower Geyser Basin. 
Fountain Geyser. In Eruption. The Crater of the Great Fountain 
Geyser. The Queen's Laundry. The Twin Domes. " Hell's Half 
Acre." Excelsior Geyser. Prismatic Pool, Nature's marvellous color 
ing. Distant View. Upper Geyser Basin. Looking North, South, 
A Group of Geysers. Giant, Grotto and Castle. Crater of Old 
Faithful. Formation of Geyserite. Old Faithful in Eruption. The 
Lioness. Basin of Grand Geyser. The Grand in Eruption, and grand 
it is. The Firehole River. Kepler's Cascade. Norris Pass, a rugged 
way. The Continental Divide. First Glimpse of Yellowstone 
Lake. Supper on the Shore — the luxury of a table. A True Fish 
Story. 7788 feet above the sea. The Great Yellowstone Lake. 
From Moonlight to Sunrise. Cascades of Yellowstone River. The 
Legend of the Upper Falls. The Grand Canon and Lower Falls. 
From Cliff to Cliff. Natural Towers, Spires and Pinacles. The 
Pictured Rift. The Mighty Cataract. Shadows and Sunlight. Tower 
Creek. The Last Camp. The Castellated Towers. No Thoroughfare. 
Falls of Tower Creek. A Glimpse of Fairyland. The Rainbow in the 
Mist. Mount Washburn. At the Base. On the Summit. Among 
the Clouds. A Rude Monument, and Farewell to Wonderland. 

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'Behold, I show you a delightsome land." 

(^^ REGION of our country stigmatized only fourteen years ago, in an 
CpK official report of an officer of the Government, as " a frigid alkali 
^^ desert, uninhabited and uninhabitable." Dotted now with 
ambitious young cities, hundreds of thriving villages and thousands of 
homes of industrious, energetic and intelligent people. Boundless wheat 
fields attest the fertility of its soil ; countless herds and flocks graze upon 
plains where, but a few years ago, roamed buffalo, antelope and deer. 

This lecture treats largely of Dakota, her people, industries, 
resources, products, soil and climate. The views illustrate her magical 
cities, which " spring up like toadstools in the dewfall of a night," 
"bonanza farms," and the farm of the poor settler. The expansive 
prairies, the weird scenery of the " bad lands,'' the grand and rugged 
scenery of the upper Missouri River, then on to • 

" That desolate land and lone 
Where the Big Horn and Yellowstone 
Roar down their mountain path." 

Showing the picturesque scenery of the Yellowstone River througli 
pleasant plains and towering mountains to its source. 

Synopsis of Lecture and List of Views. 

Map of Dakota. A Magical City. Front Street, Fargo. High 
School Building. Court House. Water Works. Electric Light Tower. 
Union Elevator. "Bonanza Farming," 75,000 acres. Prairie Breaking. 
Plowing. Seeding. Harrowing. A Sea of Wheat. Reaping (sixteen 

self binders). Shocking. Threshing. A New England Farm. " Rocks 
and Rills." Summer and Winter. Snow Blockade. Missouri River. 
Railroad Bridge. Ice Bridge. Ice Breaking Up in the Spring. Running 
Ice. Inundated Valleys. A Trip to Fort Benton. Steamer Loading. 
Wooding up in the Mountains. Cailons of Missouri River. Sentinel 
Rock. The Turk's Head. Satan's Wall. Fort Benton. Falls of the 
Missouri. Rainbow Falls. Crystal Falls. Great Falls, from below; 
from above. From the Mountains to the Gulf. The Bad Lands. Little 
Missouri Station. Peaks, Domes and Buttes. Burning Coal Fields. 
Pillars Capped with Petrifications. Clinker Summit. The Maiden and 
her Watch-Dog. Bad Lands at Sunset. Pompey's Pillar. Inscription 
Rock. Yellowstone Valley. Buffalo, Coyotes, Elk. The Cow-Boy. 
Skull Bluff. The Gate of the Mountains. Paradise Valley. Emi- 
grant Peak. Yankee Jim's Toll Gate. Second Caiion. The Sphinx. 
Devil's Slide. Cinnabar. Railway Station. Hotel. A Dugout. The 
Burro. The Prospector. Mountain View. Rustic Falls. Canon. 
Sheepeater Indians. Obsidian Cliffs. Yellowstone River. By Bold 
Bluffs. Through Wooded Slopes. Against the Mountain. Into the 
Canon. An Arcadian Plain. Fossil Trees. Sulphur Mountain. Giants' 
Cauldron. A Beautiful Landscape. The Lake. Paint Pots. The 
Woods. The Camp. A Storm in the Mountains. The Three Tetons. 
Snake River. The Grand Teton. 

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JN the basin of the San Juan River, in Colorado and New Mexico, 
are found numerous and extensive ruins. On table-land and in 
valleys imposing piles of masonry mark the site of ancient 
towns, or pueblos. In the almost inaccessable cliffs of canons are 
numberless cave dwellings ; the caves varying in size from mere cubby- 
holes to immense caverns two hundred feet in diameter, containing ruins 
of buildings two stories high and hundreds of feet in extent. Perched 
in niches of the cliffs, from forty to seven hundred feet above their base, 
are cliff houses, some of which, undoubtedly, centuries old, were so well 
constructed and cemented to sloping ledges by their ancient builders 
that they are to-day comparatively well preserved. 

The immediate descendants of the cliff and cave dwellers are, 
undoubtedly, the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona. Whilst 
two hundred and sixty-five years have witnessed wonderful changes in 
America — the landing of the Pilgrims, the Indian wars and the Revolu- 
tion — whilst forests have been reaped by agriculture, sterile plains 
transformed into fertile fields, the Continent girded by telegraph wires 
and the steel bands of railroads, these half-civilized descendants of a 
pre-historic race have, seemingly, stood still. The description of their 
customs, pursuits and habitations given by the Spaniards, who invaded 
their country nearly three hundred and fifty years ago, would be equally 
correct to-day. 

The lecture fully illustrates the ancient ruins of pueblos, cave and 
cliff dwellings and the pueblos of the Moquis and Zuni Indians — their 
customs, religious ceremonies, daily life, weapons, implements and 

pottery. The results of scientific investigation in tlie fields of archaeology 
and ethnology, regarding these Indians and their ancestors, are presented 
in an interesting and comprehensive manner. 

Many of the views illustrating this lecture have been kindly 
tendered by the Bureau of Ethnology, Department of the Interior. 
Others were especially taken by an eminent photographic artist. They 
are, therefore, not only meritorious as works of art, but strictly accurate. 

Synopsis of Lecture and List of Views. 

Map. Ruins at Aztec Springs. Diagram of Buildings. Ancient 
Masonry. Cave Dwellings on the McElmo. Fortified Rock. Two-story 
Cliff House. Casa del Eco. The Old Watch Tower. Canon of the 
Rio deChelly. Great Cliff Ruins (six views). Ruins near Jemez. The 
MoQUis Pueblos. The Eastern Mesa. A Steep Trail. Wolpi. The 
Sacred Rock. The Snake Dance. High Priest. The Sacred Bow. 
Maidens with Sacred Meal. Dancers Bearing Serpents. Sichomivi. 
Tew^\. Young Man and Maiden. Moosongnave, Shepauleva, Shemo- 
pave. Implements. Stone Axes, Hammers, Ancient Vases, Cups, 
Bowls and Cooking Vessels. Modern Ware. Canteens and Water 
Vessels, Zuni Effigies, Indian Mill, Paint Mortar, Water Baskets, Mats, 
Toys, Cradle, Corn Planter, War Club. Zuni. In the Distance. East 
Front. Its Strange Appearance. View from Top of Pueblo. Thunder 
Mountain. Governors House. Group of Chiefs. Old Church. Faustina 
and Otubiana. French Flats. The Hair Dresser. Eagle Cages. Legend 
of Montezuma and the Eagle. A Native Weaver at her Loom. A 
Native Artist. The West Front. The Ox Cart. A Zuni Summer 
Residence. The Sacred Mountain. 

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(^T*N ELTEVING it is well that the American people, especially the 

I J youth of the land, should be frequently reminded of the sacrifices, 

heroism and sterling patriotism of their ancestors, in their struggle 

for independence, and that the splendor of their achievements be not 

eclipsed by the varied and great events of later years, this lecture has 

been prepared. 

As illuminated views, in an historical lecture, serve to illustrate and 
define scenes and actions, as do pictures in a book, much time and labor 
have been expended in procuring suitable illustrations, not only to 
embellish, but to faithfully delineate facts. Scenes of bloodshed and 
slaughter will not be depicted or dwelt upon for dramatic effect ; but, 
whilst describing important battles, and due credit is given to the 
contending forces as a whole, instances of individual heroism will be 
pointed out, jDortraits of leading military men and statesmen, historic 
buildings and places shown, and anecdotes and interesting narratives 
given, thus presenting the bright rather than the dark side of the picture. 

It is believed that those who attend this lecture will feel a greater 
pride in their American citizenship, that their jDatriotism will be exalted, 
their loyalty strengthened, and the growth of these principles fostered 
in the young. 

Synopsis of Lecture and List of Views. 

Faneuil Hall. Old South Church. Warren's Oration. The Signals 
Paul Revere's Ride. Battle of Lexington. Concord. Concord Bridge. 
The Retreat. The Minute Man. Battle of Bunker Hill. The 

Advance. Charlestown in Flames. Death of Warren. Portrait of 
Warren. Monument Bunker Hill. General Washington. Taking 
Command. Washington Elm. Landing of British at Long Island. The 
Battle. Sterling's Charge. Retreat. Jumel Mansion. Harlem Plains. 
Chatterton's Hill. Washington Heights. Fort Lee. Retreat through 
the Jerseys. Crossing the Delaware. Battle of Trenton. Lord Corn- 
wallis. The Stolen March. Battle of Princeton. Washington's Charge. 
Portraits. Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Hancock, Patrick 
Henry, Lee, Jefferson, Payne, Robert Morris. Independence Hall. 
Signing the Declaration. Liberty Bell. Fort Ticonderoga. Ethan 
Allen. Generd Burgoync. General Stark. The Fighting Parson. 
Bennington Heights. Battle of Saratoga. General Gates.' The 
Captured Cannon. Benedict Arnold. Arnold's Charge. General Eraser. 
Last Volley of the Brunswickcrs. The Cottage. The Soldier's Burial. 
Surrender of Burgoyne. General Schuyler. Daniel Morgan. Fort 
Mercer. Whitall House. Old Lady Spinning. Valley Forge. The 
Deputation from Congress. The Huts. The Prayer. Lafayette. Stuben. 
Battle of Monmouth. The Rebuke. Molly Pitcher. General Wayne. 
Capture of Stony Point. Surrender of Fort Vincennes. Yorktown. 
The First Gun. Burning Vessels. Capture of the Redoubts. The 
Parley. The Surrender. 

V^/HE initial lecture of this course was given last season, in various 
^J New England cities, and attention is respectfully invited to extracts 
from a few of the many press notices received. The other lectures 
of the course are entirely new, but the managers are confident that they 
will be found of equal interest and merit. 


Under this title, Dr. C. D. Ilendrickson gave a lecture in Music Hall last evening 
to an appreciative audience. The lecture was copiously illustrated. The pictures, some 
three score in number, were taken from as many different spots in the famous National 
Park in Wyoming, and particularly the famous geysers, or hot springs. Most of the 
views were in color, and, when described by the intelligent lecturer, wrought forcibly 
upon the fancy of the audience, few of whom had ever seen the beauties of the scenes 
described or had any idea of their grandeur and sublimity, to say nothing of their pic- 
turesque beauty. The stereopticon worked to perfection, the lecture was concisely yet 
instructively descriptive, and the occasion was among the more enjoyable in a modern 
class of public entertainment. — Boston Herald, A'ov, 25, 1884. 

" The Wonderland of the World," is what the Yellowstone National Park is called 
by Dr. Hendrickson. After listening to his spirited description of a tour through this 
strange region, and beholding the magnificent views of the more remarkable points, the 
audience is forced to acknowledge that the title is not inappropriate. The illustrations 
are remarkable examples of the photographic art, far in advance of anything previously 
shown. Never before, we believe, lias any successful attempt been made to reproduce 
the bewildering mass of color which surrounds these boiling fountains. — Boston Evening 
Trattscript, Nov. 25, 1884. 

Last evening all the seats upon the floor of Music Hall, as well as many in the 
balconies, were occupied by an audience that for taste and refinement would compare 
favorably with any of the large audiences that one often sees in the modern Athens. 
The attraction that drew forth this assemblage was an illustrated lecture by Dr. C. D. 
Hendrickson, and they were more than compensated for the time and trouble that they 
gave, for the evening's entertainment was instructive, entertaining and profitable. The 
topic that the lecturer chose was a fruitful theme, " The Wonderland of the World." 
The speaker graphically described the beauties of the place, its canons, rivers and 
geysers, and illustrated his remarks with a large number of views, which were genuine 
works of art. That they pleased was evident, for often applause was given with no 
stinted hand. — Boston Daily Globe, Nov, 25, 1SS4. 


At Music Hall, on Monday evening, Dr. C. D. Henclrickson delivered the first of 
the American Illustrated Lectures before a large and brilliant audience. The special 
subject was "The Wonderland of the World: the Yellowstone National Park." The 
lecture itself was a very interesting and instructive one, while the magnificent illus- 
trations, so perfect and realistic in every detail, as they pictured upon the canvas the 
natural beauties of that far-famed region, made it seem to the beholder that he was 
indeed in the land of wonder and actually viewing the scenes described. The audience 
greatly enjoyed the entertainment afforded by the views of the Yellowstone, and the 
American Illustrated Lectures are destined to rank among the foremost of such edu- 
cational entertainments. — Boston Evening Traveller, Nov. 26, 18S4. 

Dr. C. D. Hendrickson delivered in Music Hall, last evening, an illustrated lecture 
upon the Yellowstone National Park, the " Wonderland of the World." Of the mag- 
nificent views, which are the chief feature of the entertainment, it would be difficult to 
speak in exaggerated praise. They are wonderful works of art, masterpieces of repro- 
duced nature. Nothing but actual witnessing of the magnificent scenes could be more 
vivid in color and every detail. A transformation from moonlight to sunrise on Lake 
Yellowstone is probably the grandest effect ever produced with the stereopticon. — 
Boston Journal, Nov. 25, 1884. 

An audience much larger in numbers than is usually drawn together by lectures in 
this city listened at the Opera House, last night, to Dr. C. D. Hendrickson's address 
upon the wonders of the Yellowstone National Park. The eye and the imagination 
were first entranced, then well-nigh awed, as picture after picture shone forth, each pre- 
senting some new scene of splendor, and the beauty of the pictures themselves, par- 
ticularly of those touched by the painter, called forth applause at almost each revelation. 
— Springfield Republican, Nov. 18, 1884. 

At Music Hall, last evening, Dr. C. D. Hendrickson delivered the first of a series 
of illustrated lectures on purely American subjects. The title of the lecture was " The 
Wonderland of the World, the Yellowstone Park," and the lecturer showed himself 
thoroughly conversant with the subject, a master of descriptive language and an elo- 
quent and fluent speaker. The views illustrating the lecture were simply superb, and 
the dissolving and colored ones received liberal and enthusiastic applause. The lecture 
in itself would hold any audience, but when the views so finely showed the places 
touched upon it made an entertainment that should pack the largest halls in the country. 
Dr. Hendrickson carried his audience from one point of interest to another until the 
close, when, as one gentlemen expressed it, all felt as if they must be in the Park, and 
began to wonder how they would get home. — Providence Evening Telegram, Ja7t. 15 

A fair-sized audience assembled in Music Hall, last evening, to listen to Dr. C. D. 
Hendrickson on the Yellowstone National Park. The lecture was an intellectual treat, 
the value of which was considerably enhanced by the very masterly and eloquent man- 
ner in which Dr. Hendrickson presented his subject. The illuminated views which 
illustrated the lecture were of a superb order, and the more remarkable of them received 
well-merited applause. The Doctor carried his audience in imagination to every im- 
portant spot in that great park, and minutely described the places. The interest in the 
lecture increased towards the end, and worked into a climax when the lecturer described 
the scene presented to view from among the clouds. — Providence Journal, Jan. 15, 1S85. 

Those who bought tickets for the Star course and neglected to go to the extra enter- 
tainment last evening missed, in the illustrated lecture on the Yellowstone National Park, 
a most instructive and interesting evening. The lecturer, Dr. C. D. Hendrickson, is a 
tall, well-formed man, in appearance suggesting Carl Zerrahn, and speaks fluently and 
pleasantly. Having prefaced his lecture the speaker called the stereopticon to his aid, 
and conducted his audience through the series of wild and fantastic scenes of this 
remarkable region. The list of views, some seventy in number, comprise by far the 
best productions of photography and plate coloring that have yet been seen here. The 
lecturer's statement, that nature became almost barbaric in her coloring when she came 
to the wonders of Wyoming, was borne out by his views. As plate succeeded ])late 
descriptions of the scenes were interspersed, making a connected and entertaining 
story. — Worcester Daily Spy, Dec. 13, 1884. 

The managers of the Star course of entertainments gave their patrons a genuine 
and delightful treat, last evening, in an extra lecture by Dr. C. D. Hendrickson. He is 
a new aspirant on the platform, and if his success of last evening is the gauge of his 
career he will certainly be in the list of favorites. He spoke on the Yellowstone 
National Park, describing its location, extent, and wonderful natural curiosities and 
scenery. The lecture was the setting of about seventy-five views recently taken in the 
Park, by excellent artists, and many of them were artistically colored. The collection 
is a most interesting one, and contains a variety of wonderful scenes, so often described 
by travellers but impossible to comprehend without such aids as this lecture. The 
speaker was interesting, and the audience was delighted. — Worcester Evc7iitig Gazette 
Dec. 13, 1884. 

The Star course of entertainments was closed on Wednesday evening, by a superb 
illustrated lecture on the Yellowstone National Park, by Dr. C. D. Hendrickson. The 
speaker gave a charmingly interesting description of that section of our country, clothed 
in choice language, with a pleasing, fluent style of oratory. Any attempt to particularize 
in a lecture of this description would prove abortive; we can simply say that scene 
after scene was thrown upon the screen with wonderfully fine effect, the eloquent delin- 
eative remarks enhancing the interest. A portion of the views were finely colored, and 
these, with many others, called forth the admiration of the audience in bursts of enthu- 
siastic applause. The lecturer held the audience in the closest attention until the close, 
and his hearers would willingly have listened longer to his vivid relation of this mar- 
vellous portion of our country. Upon leaving the hall expressions of delight could be 
heard on every side. — Lynn Bee, Jan. 22, 1885. 

A Reminder of a Biblical Incident. — "Lot's Wife" is the name given by 
Dr. Hendrickson to an extinct geyser in the Yellowstone National Park, and the pho- 
tographer has been very happy in his efforts to secure a most natural picture of this 
freak of nature, as shown in the illustrated lecture on the '• Wonderland of the World," 
the Yellowstone National Park. This is only one of seventy views of the remarkable 
scenery of this region, and is a formation of geyserite which has assumed the outlines 
of a woman. — Boston Daily Globe, Nov. 22, I084. 

At Franklin Hall, Thursday night. Dr. C. D. Hendrickson gave his illustrated 
lecture entitled " Wonderland of the World." Shortly after eight o'clock the lights in 
the hall were extinguished, and suddenly, as if by magic, the audience saw before them 
the jDeculiar scenery of the Yellowstone Valley. Under the able guidance of Dr. Hen- 
drickson and by the aid of illuminated views the party climbed the rugged mountains 




of the National Park, and descended into its beautiful valleys, pausing often to gaze 
upon its most striking features, its boiling springs, its fiery geysers, its gorgeous 
canyons and its foaming rivers. It was a very enjoyable and instructive entertainment. 
— Plymouth County Journal, Feb. 6, 1885. 

Dr. Hendrickson is an easy and graceful lecturer, and his matter is so arranged 
that it is at all times in harmony with the scene upon the canvas. — Naslma Telegraph. 

The best people in Orange paid Dr. Hendrickson the compliment of their presence 
in large numbers, last Friday evening, when he gave here for the first time his illustrated 
lecture on the Yellowstone National Park, and they were loud in their praise at the 
gratification and instruction the entertainment afforded them. The views are not only 
as accurate as photographs can be, but finished in the highest style of the art ; the run- 
ning description accompanying them gives just the information about the Park and its 
wonders that most people care for. No illustrated lecture was ever prepared with 
greater expenditure of time and money and pains than this, and those people in the 
cities and towns where it may be delivered will miss a rare treat if they fail to see and 
hear it. — Orange Journal , Nov. 23, 1S84. 

The lecture and its illustrations was magnificent in all of its details, from the 
starting point in the Gardiner River Valley to the farewell scene among the clouds on 
the summit of Mount Washburne. Dr. Hendrickson, the lecturer, states his points 
pleasantly, but with a positiveness that commands respect and a candid hearing. — 
Athol Chronicle, Dec. 4, 18S4. 

The illustrated lecture by Dr. C. D. Hendrickson on the "Wonderland of the 
World," the first in the series of American illustrated lectures, has received the endorse- 
ment not only of the most critical audience that a lecturer could possibly appear before, 
the Boston Art Club, but has been unanimously praised by the entire press wherever it 
has been given. Lovers of beautiful scenery should not miss the opportunity to become 
familiar with the natural scenery of our own country which these lectures afford. — 
Boston Courier, Nov. 2.3, 1884. 

The lecture, "Wonderland of the World," was given by invitation before the 
Boston Art Club, Wednesday evening, October 29, 1884. At the next regular meeting 
of the club the following resolution was adopted : — 

Resolved,T\i2X in our opinion the illustrations are very superior, and the correctness 
of detail and realistic coloring entitle them to take rank as works of art, and that the 
lecture is interesting, instructive, and of a high order of literary merit. 

The reputation of the Boston Art Club is so well known that the endorsement by 
that club of the American Illustrated Lectures is in itself a guarantee that the lectures 
are of the highest order of art and literary merit. — Boston Post, Nov. 17, 1884.